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* Students that are already active in the community have a better chance of obtaining a grant.
* Students that are already active in the community have a better chance of obtaining a grant.
* Former GSoC students are eligible to this grant, as long as they still fulfill the above criteria.
* There is no limit on how many times a student can apply or receive the grant.
* There are no special rules for former GSoC students. Former GSoC students are eligible to this grant as well, as long as they still fulfill the above criteria.


== Nature of the grant ==
== Nature of the grant ==

Revision as of 02:16, 16 November 2021

GRASS GIS offers a limited number of student grants for projects related to GRASS GIS. These can include actual coding, bug fixing, or documentation and the creation of educational resources.

Eligibility

To apply for a grant, a student must:

  • be eighteen (18) years of age or older upon application;
  • be enrolled into a post-secondary academic program, as of the beginning of the grant; [following rules in GSoC 2021]
  • [really necessary?] for the duration of the grant, be eligible to work in the country in which they reside;
  • and not be a GRASS GIS PSC member

In addition, the student has to

  • have had at least one pull request accepted before the application concerning GRASS GIS code or documentation;
  • [necessary ?] have the agreement of a GRASS GIS core developer to mentor the student's work.

Additional criteria

  • Students that are already active in the community have a better chance of obtaining a grant.
  • There is no limit on how many times a student can apply or receive the grant.
  • There are no special rules for former GSoC students. Former GSoC students are eligible to this grant as well, as long as they still fulfill the above criteria.

Nature of the grant

  • In 2021, GRASS GIS offers a total of 2000€ of grants.
  • The maximum per grant is 1000€. Grants requested can be lower than that amount.

How to apply

Students should send an email to XYZ [tbd] with the following content:

  • proof of eligibility (age, student status, link to accepted GRASS GIS PR)
  • a one-page description of the proposed work
  • a calendar of activities and deliverables
  • a budget proposal

[Question: fixed deadlines during the year, or continuous process until the budget is empty ? Maybe fixed deadline for 2021, but to be discussed in the future ?] Application have to be received by Nov 30, 2021 24:00 UTC the latest.

Approval process

Grants are evaluated and approved by the GRASS GIS Project Steering Committee within a week after the deadline [realistic ?].

Grant payment

Grants are paid in two amounts:

  • 50% at the beginning of the work phase
  • 50% after reception and approval of the final report by the PSC

Final report

The final report should be written in the [GRASS GIS wiki ?] by the student. When finished, the student send an email to [XYZ] to announce the end of the work. The final report should include:

  • A description of the state of affairs before the work
  • A description of the work done